Item description for Paddle-to-the-Sea (Sandpiper Books) by Holling C. Holling...
Overview Youngsters learn fundamental points of geography in this tale of Paddle-to-the-Sea, a figurine of a little person in a canoe carved by an Indian boy to follow his course through different waterways to the ocean
A young Indian boy carves a little canoe with a figure inside and names him Paddle-to-the-Sea. Paddle's journey, in text and pictures, through the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean provides an excellent geographic and historical picture of the region.
Awards and Recognitions Paddle-to-the-Sea (Sandpiper Books) by Holling C. Holling has received the following awards and recognitions -
Caldecott Medal - 1942 Honor Book - Picture Book category
Citations And Professional Reviews Paddle-to-the-Sea (Sandpiper Books) by Holling C. Holling has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1042
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/1991 page 502
Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1996 page 547
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 692
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.06" Width: 8.62" Height: 0.26" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date May 2, 2001
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Grade Level Grade School
ISBN 0395292034 ISBN13 9780395292037
Availability 0 units.
More About Holling C. Holling
Born in Jackson County, Michigan, in 1900, Holling Clancy Holling graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1923. He then worked in a taxidermy department of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago and spent time working in anthropology under Dr. Ralph Linton. During this period, he married Lucille Webster and within a year of their marriage accepted a position as art instructor on the first University World Cruise, sponsored by New York University. For many years, Holling C. Holling dedicated much of his time and interest to making books for children. Much of the material he used was known to him first hand, and his wife, Lucille, worked with him on many of the illustrations.
Reviews - What do customers think about Paddle-to-the-Sea (Sandpiper Books)?
A great book for young and old Sep 26, 2007
Wonderful illustrations and a book that will not bore an adult. Great learning tool for young readers.
This book was recommended to me on a recent sailing trip thru the Great Lakes. I bought it for my hometown library as it was a wonderful geography lesson. Truely a dateless book and a lovely present for a child or library.
Paddle to the Sea Apr 1, 2007
I LOVE all of Holling Clancy Holling's books, but I have to admit that Paddle to the Sea is my favorite. The story of a little boy who carved a little man in a wooden canoe, and the adventures encounterd by the little man just captured my imagination. I never knew the Great Lakes until after feeling as though I had been there with Paddle to the Sea. H.C. Holling books are works of art packed with wonderful facts from science and geography. Any teacher's dream curriculum because you'll have the children enrapt attention! My sons love them as much as I do, and even now, they remember reading them as great memories.
A compelling tale that's truly educational Jan 10, 2007
I read Paddle-to-the-Sea as a child (I was born in 1942), and its story, illustrations and maps have left lasting impresssions on me. It blends social studies, geography, 20th Century American history and wonderful artwork into a gentle, loving tale. It ought to be required reading for all American youths.
What a book! Nov 11, 2006
I couldn't say enough good things about this book and the series.
Wonderful Nov 10, 2006
I have used this book as a child, with my children, as a teacher, and now with my grandchildren. The book offers many educational experiences, entwined within a fine story.